Finding Ease in the Nature of Mind; Teacher Kempo Singye
Summary of Introduction by Jeanny
‘Semnyi Ngelso’ “ ( Deutsch: Ruhen in der Natur des Geistes)
Introduction; about historical stories, (about Longchen Rabjam) Longchen Rabjam has composed these teachings for the beings like us.
1. our shedra is called “Longchen Rabjam”.
Longchenpa was around 56 years old, when he passed into Parinirvana.
The victorious Longchen Rabjam is one of the 3 omniscient (allwissend) ones of Tibet– 3 Tib. masters)
The text which we are going to listen to is the “Relaxing in the Nature of Mind”, ‘Semnyi Ngelso’; a cycle of three texts.
1. is called ‘Semnyi Ngelso’ -Finding ease in the Nature of Mind-
2. is called ‘Samten Ngelso’ (bsam gtan ngal gso) – ‘Relaxing in the Meditation’, and
3th is called ‘Gyuma Ngelso’ (sgyu ma ngal gso) – ‘Resting in the Illusoriness of Phenomena’.
Now, we are going to study ‘Semnyi Ngelso’ –
L-1- 50: Longchenpa story
Composed by Longchenpa, with the title Relaxing in the Nature of Mind – ‘Semnyi Ngelso’ (sems nyid ngal gso).
Longchenpa (1308-1363 or 1369, born at the end of the fifth Rabjung. He met his master Rigdzin Kumārādza, who was the incarnation of Vimalamitra (in Tib. – ‘Drime Shenyen’, Dri med bShes gnyen).
As a future emanation, reborn for the benefit of others in Bhutan as vidyādhara Pema Lingpa (Pad ma gling pa).
He composed the Seven Treasures – ‘Dzö dün’ (mdzod bdun).
‘Ngelso Kor Sum’ (ngal gso skor gsum), the Trilogy of Finding Ease from Weariness. He wrote 300 texts.
L-27-57: about the 3 Dzogchen Text (protectors (see fote-note 1-3)
It is said that just hearing a text composed by Longchenpa brings liberation, seeing his text, is considered “liberation through seeing, studying; liberation by experience.
All texts written by Longchenpa are protected by the 3 guardian deities of Dzogchen1. Rahula, Dam chen Dorje Legpa and Ekajati.
He was composing spontaneously the text, one of the three protective deities was making the paper, one was writing the letters, and one was preparing the ink, we can find the protector Rāhula2 protecting these very writings. Dam chen Dorje Legpa3 (dam can rdo rje legs pa) and the female protector Ekajaṭī4.
The text is so perfect, that Mipham Rinpoche could nor find any mistakes.
L-60 – 90: story about first teachings in Varanasi and when Buddha was, in his former life, King Jampe Tob “The power of Love’ and about the 5 Yaksas
First teachings Buddha gave in Varanasi, to his 5 fortunate disciples. When Ananda asked why to them, 1. because there was a strong karmic connection, 2. Buddha was practicing with these five ascetics for 6 years.
Story about the 5 disciples (when Buddha was King Jampe Tob, born in Varanasi (Line-66 please read about the 5 yaksas)
L-95 -112 hearing, contemplating (=reflecting) and meditating (-practicing).
We practice the Dharma to diminish slowly the afflictions (like passion, anger and ignorance)
Reaching BUDDHAHOOD = if we can eradicate, (get rid of) all desire, anger, and ignorance (afflictions).
Listening to the Dharma we should have the 4 perception;
1. Perception of the dharma as a medicine
2. Perception of the teacher as a skilled doctor
3. Perception of practicing the dharma as taking the medicine
4. Perception of seeing us as a sick person
L-126-140 about the Omniscient Ones
In the Nyingma School we talk about the Ominscient ones, the father, and the sons; Longchen Rabjam, Jigme Lingpa and Mipham Rinpoche, also called the 3 Tibetan Masters.
(sometimes about Buddhas sons like;
for body = Arhats, speech = Pratykabuddhas, mind= Bodhisattvas)
Longchen Rabjam asked Jigme Lingpa5 to compose commentary on his 2 Chariots (our study-text) Commentary called “Yönten Dzö’ (Yon tan mdzod)6 The Treasury of Qualities and the auto commentary to this text.
About the three emanations of Mañjuśrī –
2. Rongzom Mahapandita (Rong zom Chos kyi bzang po [1012-1088]
3. Mipham Rinpoche.